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synonyms for proboscis

  • beak
  • organ
  • snoot
  • snout
  • trunk
  • haustellum
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The insects expertly stalk and feed upon other small invertebrates, jabbing them with a venomous proboscis.
ASSASSIN BUGS TAP SPIDERS TO DISTRACT THEM BEFORE A LETHAL STRIKEJAKE BUEHLEROCTOBER 28, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
There are two suction pumps in the female’s head, the smallest of the two at the end of her proboscis, and the larger one at the base of the throat, or oesophagus.
EVOLUTION MADE MOSQUITOS INTO STEALTHY, SENSITIVE VAMPIRESERICA MCALISTEROCTOBER 15, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Nobody had cakes for themselves, and it would have been far easier to place a gold piece in the twirling proboscis.
THE ANIMAL STORY BOOKVARIOUS
In specimens with the proboscis drawn in, the nerve cord is of course doubled back on itself.
JOURNAL OF ENTOMOLOGY AND ZOOLOGY, MARCH 1917VARIOUS
The mouth parts form a proboscis, which is tonguelike, the animal obtaining its food by lapping and sucking.
A CIVIC BIOLOGYGEORGE WILLIAM HUNTER
Its nose is very long, and extends into a short proboscis; but there is no finger at the end of it like that of the elephant.
MARTIN RATTLERR.M. BALLANTYNE
The Brachyderes has a massive proboscis, cut off short; the Balaninus seems to be smoking an insanely long cigarette-holder.
MORE HUNTING WASPSJ. HENRI FABRE
Pleasure is evinced by blowing the proboscis in a sharp manner—like the sound of a trumpeter learning.
BIRDS AND ALL NATURE, VOL. IV, NO. 6, DECEMBER 1898VARIOUS
I refer to the very curious proboscis or long-nosed monkey (Nasalis larvatus).
WANDERINGS AMONG SOUTH SEA SAVAGES AND IN BORNEO AND THE PHILIPPINESH. WILFRID WALKER
The butterfly, which lives on nectar in the depths of the flowers, has a long, coiled tube which scientists call a proboscis.
LITTLE BUSYBODIESJEANETTE AUGUSTUS MARKS AND JULIA MOODY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PROBOSCIS

  • bill
  • mandible
  • muzzle
  • neb
  • nib
  • nozzle
  • pecker
  • proboscis
  • projection
  • prow
  • snout
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.